Wednesday, August 27, 2008


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Appendicitis - inflammation of the appendix
- most common cause of surgery

Cause: Fecalith Complications : peritonitis

Signs and Symptoms:
1. Anorexia
2. Nausea
3. Vomiting
4. Mc. Burney's point

1. Surgery(appendectomy)

Caregiver's Management:
1. Assess the child's pain
2. Do not give anything by mouth(Non per orem)
3. Assist child with finding a position of comfort
4. Avoid palpating(touching) the abdomen
5. Do not apply heat to the abdomen

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